Spring seems to finally be here, and I decided to celebrate it with a new weekend series here on my blog – Le Café du Weekend. If you read my Ode to Coffee this little series should come to no surprise to you. For those of you who didn’t expect such thing… I know, I’m full of surprises, aren’t I?
For the next few weeks, I am going to blog and try out some of London’s Independent Coffee Shops which I find on my Coffee Bible – The Independent Coffee Book London (£10). As you can see by the state of my copy, this little baby was well loved during my uni year. I used to pack my books, and instead of go and study in the library, I’d study in random cafés around my area. Best study environment, if you ask me!
I’ll have to pick up the second edition book soon, if i see major additions to the one that I already own. In a nutshell, this book is great as it is divided in areas: North, West End, the City, East, and South. For each coffee shop listed there are some cute pictures, the story, but most importantly the facilities and times. If they have Wi-fi or not, how to get there and so on…I suggest, if you like the place, to pick up a loyalty card…I have quite a collection of them, you never know when they are going to come in handy! Plus, just in case I haven’t convinced you yet, isn’t it an independent coffee shop the best place to bring someone special, or just to hangout with visiting friends and family?! AND, AND, AND *just figure me overexcited, and forgive me, never get a coffeelover started with coffee*, these coffee shops are usually quite hidden, or not on the main streets, I feel is the best and quite original way to discover the city, I suggest taking the bus or walking if in the area, you might come across your next favourite spot! Starbucks…who?!